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Monday, November 6, 2017

Rain ~ Snow ~ Times Square ~ Potato Baking Bag ~ Pumpkin Pie French Toast ~ Tom Graves ~ Nachos Day

Good 41º dark cloudy raining morning.  We got about 1/2" rain yesterday and the temps never got above the 40ºs.
There is a little snow up on the Siskiyou Summit...

This is my desktop wallpaper.... Times Square...
Nice to see blue sky!!!

Yesterday was slow and go. I had purchased this potato baking bag...

I put one yam in it, on high in the microwave 4 minutes, removed it and let it cool... OMGOSH! It cooked perfectly! When it was cool I peeled and cut it up.....

I LOVE yams and they are sooooo good for you too. Lots of fiber. I like them chunky and cold with plain yogurt, mixed in with other veggies, and sometimes you can just sauteé the cut up pieces in a little butter. OH YUMMY!!!
You can cook up to 3 russet or yams in the bag at a time. What a super item!!!

Since its Pumpkin season, how about this for breakfast...
Pumpkin Pie French Toast

2 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 t. vanilla
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. ginger
1/8 t. cloves
1/8 t. nutmeg
2 T. brown sugar
8 slices bread
1. Mix eggs, milk,pumpkin puree, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and brown sugar in a bowl for easy dipping.
2. Heat a pan over medium heat.
3. Dip bread into egg mixture on both sides and grill in pan until lightly brown about 2-3 minutes each side.

Special birthday today... high school pal Del (Easton) Graves hubby Tom is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM!

Historically this date...
1860 – Abraham Lincoln, the former Illinois congressman defeated three other candidates for the U.S. presidency.

1935 – Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie. you can see I have a MONOPOLY board collection. My original was our family's with wooden 'hotels' and 'houses' and metal playing objects...

1944 – Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on NagasakiJapan.

And births this date include....
1854 – John Philip Sousa, American composer (d. 1932)

1946 – Sally Field, American actress (and a Bull-shillary Clintoon supporter!)

Later it was reruns for dinner, chair, wine, TV... CSI Miami, a Hallmark Christmas movie, and Rookie Blue. Still getting used to time change.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 6th
National Nachos Day

The History of Nachos
Nachos are an example of necessity being the mother of invention.
As the story goes, in 1943 a group of Army wives from Fort Duncan, in Eagle Pass Texas, had gone over the border to Piedras Negros Mexico on a shopping trip. By the time they arrived at the Victory Club restaurant, thekitchen was closed.

But the accommodating maitre d'hotel, Iganacio "Nacho" Anaya (Nacho is the nickname for Ignacio) threw together a snack for the ladies from what was available in the kitchen: tortillas and cheese. He cut the tortillas into triangles, added shredded cheese, quickly heated them and garnished the dish with sliced jalapeño.

When asked what the tasty dish was called, he answered,"Nacho especiales"... Nacho's Special.
Food Trivia:
In Mexico, nachos are called totopos, the word for tortilla chips.